Panasonic PT-TMZ400U

Laser LCD WUXGA, 4000 Lumens, D:W 0.43:1, 3-Year Warranty
Item #0600-7249 Model #PTTMZ400U
$1,956.00
Price

Overview

Panasonic PT-TMZ400U

4000 Lumens WUXGA Short-Throw Laser Projector

Project an 80-inch image from 2.40 ft (73 cm) and avoid shadows on screen. The PT-TMZ400U's compact 10.8 lb (4.9 kg) body is highly portable and easy to install with Digital Zoom Extender and Image Shift function. Start work instantly: project from standby in about one second and hold attention with quiet 24 dB operation.

SOLID SHINE Laser and reusable ECO Filter last for 20,000 hours with no lamp or filter maintenance hassle. With eco-friendly 240 W power consumption that's 20 % lower than conventional lamp-based models, the PT-TMZ400U supports sustainable projection at lower cost and with less waste.

4,000 lumens, 3,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast, and Daylight View Basic give this projector the power to cut through bright ambient light and deliver sharp, clear pictures. WUXGA LCD panels display content at its original aspect ratio and clearly defined text for easy visibility.

Key Features:

  • Project anywhere instantly from short distances
  • Efficient reliability with minimal maintenance
  • Crisp, sharp images and text at WUXGA resolution

Features

Project Anywhere Instantly from Short Distances

  • Clear Pictures, No Shadows: Project an 80-inch image from a distance of just 2.40 ft (73 cm) right off your desktop. Thanks to the short-throw lens, you no longer have to worry if your body is casting a shadow on the screen. The short-throw design is a perfect fit in small rooms, projecting a large 100-inch image without shadows from a distance of 3.05 ft (93 cm). With up to 4,000 lm1 of laser brightness, 3,000,000:12 Dynamic Contrast, and WUXGA resolution, the PT-TMZ400U delivers clear, sharp, vivid pictures with lights on and blinds open.

  • Easy for Everyone to Use: The TMZ400U combines TV-like convenience with easy portability. Its body width and depth are not much larger than a laptop computer, and it weighs just 10.8 lb (4.9 kg), light enough to take wherever you need to go, and easy to install on the ceiling. Setup is simple: just set on a desktop, connect the source, and start presenting.

  • Start Work Instantly: Start the class or meeting instantly without delays that lose your group’s attention. Unlike lamp-based projectors, which take time to start up, the PT-TMZ400U projects your content about one second3 after powering on from standby, thanks to its SOLID SHINE Laser light source. It also features a Direct Off function, so you can turn the projector off any time via the room breaker.
  • Quiet Operation Keeps People Focused: The Quiet Mode reduces operating noise to as little as 24 dB — the same apparent loudness as rustling leaves. The projector fits unobtrusively into your environment and minimizes distractions even when the group is seated close by the projector. Quiet projection helps keep attention focused on the presentation, whether your class or colleagues are in the room or participating remotely.
  • Digital Zoom Extender Adds Digital Image Shift Function4: This provides a convenient workaround when it’s not possible to install the projector at the center of the screen due to light fittings or air-conditioning vents on the ceiling, or in cases where the ceiling is too high. You can digitally shift the image 10% up or down and 10% left or right so it fits on your screen using the projector remote control.

    Digital Zoom Extender function allows you to keep the same mount position as your old projector even if it’s too far from the screen, saving construction work. It extends throw-distance past the range of optical zoom so the image is projected at the desired size on your screen. Furthermore, the PT-TMZ400 Series uses the same mount and attachment bracket as the conventional lamp-based PT-TW381R Series, so if you’re updating, you can bolt the new projector straight in and use Digital Zoom Extender to fit the image on screen.

  • Screen Adjustment with Automatic Vertical Keystone Correction: The PT-TMZ400U features a simple screen adjustment operable by remote control. It includes Automatic Vertical Keystone Correction that fixes trapezoidal distortion when the projector is tilted up or down, 4-Corner and Horizontal/Vertical Keystone Correction to correct the image when projecting at an angle, 6-Point Correction that removes distortion when projecting an image into the corner of a room, and Curved Screen Correction to remove barrel or pincushion distortion when projecting onto curved surfaces.

 

Efficient Reliability with Minimal Maintenance

  • Laser Light Source Reduces Cost and Maintenance: Excellent picture quality is just one benefit of laser projection. Both the light source and ECO Filter don’t need to be replaced for about 20,000 hours5. Comparable lamp projectors would need between one and four lamp changes plus filter maintenance if operated for the same amount of time. You also don’t need to worry about disposing of expired lamps, and the ECO Filter can be washed and reused, saving waste. It’s easy to see how laser projection reduces cost and maintenance hassle. And thanks to the light source’s controlled brightness ramp and consistently uniform color reproduction, images stay clear and vivid for much longer.

  • Eco-friendly Design: Make the change to eco-friendly Panasonic projection and reduce impact on the environment in line with your organization's SDGs. TMZ400 Series uses light 1.5 times6 more efficiently than conventional lamp-based models, increasing brightness by about 20%7 while reducing energy consumption by 20%8. Maximum power consumption in NORMAL Mode is just 240 W. These energy savings really add up, especially if you’re operating more than one projector. You can improve energy efficiency even further by setting the projector to ECO or QUIET modes.

 

Crisp, Sharp Images and Text at WUXGA

  • See More Detail in WUXGA Resolution: WUXGA (1920 x 1200) LCD panels improve text definition and clarify details for a more engaging presentation. With higher panel resolution than Full HD (1920 x 1080) projectors, the PT-TMZ400U can reproduce images at their original aspect ratio and reduce the need to scroll when projecting webpages and spreadsheets thanks to the extra image height.
  • Vivid Image Quality in Well-Lit Rooms: Classroom and office projectors need to be powerful enough to cut through bright ambient light, or the picture looks dull and washed out. Despite its compact body and light 10.8 lb (4.9 kg) weight, the PT-TMZ400U packs up to 4,000 lumensof brightness for sharp, well-saturated pictures with the room lights on and blinds open.

  • Dynamic Contrast Adds Depth and Realism: by analyzing the video signal frame by frame and digitally adjusting light output according to the contrast requirements of each scene. It features scene-linking technology for greater realism when dark and light scenes frequently interchange. As well as accurate reproduction of images that contain a mix of dark and bright shades, Dynamic Contrast is more energy-efficient than other technologies. The high 3,000,000:12 contrast ratio delivers impressive detail definition in shadows and improves text legibility for more comfortable viewing.

  • Images Optimized to Suit Your Space: Daylight View Basic optimizes image quality according to the amount of light in the room. A sensor measures ambient brightness and adjusts brightness, dynamic contrast, and color for clearest results in any conditions.

 

Other Features

  • CEC Command-Compatible HDMI® Makes Life Easy: Both of the projector’s HDMI inputs are compatible with CEC commands9 for your convenience. The projector will automatically switch on, select an input, play your content, and switch off when it detects these commands from a compatible source device such as a Blu-ray™ player, media streaming dongle, or Panasonic’s optional Wireless Presentation System PressIT10. Get your content playing smoothly and easily using just one remote control.

  • Supports 4K Input Signals for Easy System Integration: The PT-TMZ400U accepts 4K input signals11 via HDMI. That’s a big help if you plan to distribute 4K content from a media server to various display endpoints around your school or office that have different screen resolutions. You don’t need to manually re-encode your video content or use an external video converter, thus reducing system and workflow complexity.

  • Project Wirelessly from Your Smartphone or Laptop: Share content wirelessly12 from your laptop or smartphone. Just scan the QR code shown in the on-screen display menu using your smartphone’s camera, and your device connects to the projector automatically over wireless LAN; no SSID or passwords required. Then use free Panasonic wireless apps to beam your media to the big screen.

  • Discover PressIT, the Simple Wireless Solution: Meeting participants can share their device screens to the projector at the touch of a button. Wireless Presentation System PressIT10 can connect up to 32 devices to the projector at once, and allows your group to display content and switch presenters with a single button-press. PressIT comprises a receiver connected to the projector, and transmitters that connect to PCs or mobile devices13

  • Power Devices via USB Terminal: The projector includes a USB terminal supporting 5 V/2 A DC power supply for the optional Wireless Presentation PressIT10 receiver or a compatible media streaming device14. Reduce cable clutter and avoid the need for an extra AC outlet or outlet adapter on the ceiling.

  • Auto Input-Switching Function: Auto Input-Signal Search function listens for incoming video signals and switches to the correct input automatically without the user having to perform this operation using the projector’s remote control.

  • Plug-and-Play Projection with Memory Viewer: You don't need a computer to start presenting — just insert a USB memory stick into the projector’s USB port, press the NETWORK/USB button on the remote, select MEMORY VIEWER15, and your still images are displayed. You can advance or go back to the previous slide using the arrow keys.

  • Multi Monitoring & Control Software with Optional Early Warning Functions: Monitor and control up to 2,048 display devices via LAN. The software16 enables status monitoring, device control, playlist delivery, playback scheduling, and system-map visualization. A free 90-day trial of optional Early Warning software is included. It notifies the admin of playback or device errors, and sends alerts when symptoms of trouble are detected. The software links with compatible network cameras for live screen-monitoring, and you can monitor devices remotely from a tablet via VPN. Software data can be acquired via Web API and installed onto an existing control application. 

 

Additional Features

  • Built-in 10 W speaker, mic input, audio output, and shutter function
  • DICOM Simulation Mode
  • Supports PJLink™, Crestron Connected™, and AMX® DD
  • Control emulation function
  • Custom startup logo and anti-theft functions
  • Free 360° installation
  • ECO Management System
  • Presentation Support System

Notes:

1 When [PICTURE MODE] is set to [DYNAMIC] and [LIGHT POWER] is set to [NORMAL]. Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation are all compliant with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

2 Full On/Full Off, when [PICTURE MODE] is set to [DYNAMIC] and [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] is set to [1].

3 When [ECO MANAGEMENT] > [QUICK STARTUP] is set to [ON]. [QUICK STARTUP] is unavailable after the [AVAILABLE PERIOD] setting has expired. When [QUICK STARTUP] is set to [ON], the projector continues to warm up, increasing power consumption. When [QUICK STARTUP] is set to [ON], the standby period when the [QUICK STARTUP] function is valid will be added as the projector runtime. [QUICK STARTUP] cannot be set when [STANDBY MODE] is set to [ECO]. May vary depending on connection terminals, signals, and other conditions.

Resolution decreases when using Digital Zoom Extender and Image Shift. Some screen correction functions are not available when using this function, and range of corner adjustment is limited. Use of the same projector mounts may not be possible in every situation. Image size reduced to 80 % when Digital Image Shift is enabled.

5 Around this time, light output will have decreased to approximately 50 % of its original level ([PICTURE MODE]: [DYNAMIC], [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] set to [2], temperature 30 °C [86 °F], elevation 700 m [2,297 ft] with 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter). Estimated time until light output declines to 50 % varies depending on environment. Filter can be washed and reused up to two times (see Operating Manual for details). Filter cleaning cycle: 20,000 hours (under dust conditions of 0.08 mg/m3), 10,000 hours (under dust conditions of 0.15 mg/m3).

6 PT-TMZ400 in comparison to PT-TW381R.

7 PT-TMZ400 (4,000 lm) in comparison to PT-TW381R (3,300 lm) when [PICTURE MODE] is set to [DYNAMIC] and [LIGHT POWER] is set to [NORMAL]. Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation are all compliant with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

8 PT-TMZ400 (240 V maximum power consumption, AC 100–240 V) compared to PT-TW381R Series (300 W maximum power consumption, AC 100–240 V) in NORMAL Mode.

9 Depending on the connected CEC command-compatible device, the link control may not operate normally.

10 Wireless Presentation System PressIT is sold separately. Availability may vary by country or region.

11 Supports signals up to 4K/30p. A signal with different resolution is converted to the number of display dots (1920 x 1200 dots for the PT-TMZ400).

12 Optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module (sold separately) is required to enable wireless functions including connection via QR code. Product availability may vary by country or region. Free software is available for Windows® PC. Panasonic Wireless Projector app available at the App Store or the Google Play store. Please check device and OS compatibility before download and installation.

13 USB Type-C terminal of video output device requires support for DisplayPort™ ALT Mode (video output function) and power supply function (5 V/0.9 A) to the connected device. PressIT app (available free from the App Store or the Google Play store) is required when using Android™ or iOS/iPadOS device only. For more details, please refer to the operating manual.

14 Compatibility with third-party devices cannot be guaranteed.

15 For a list of image formats supported by Memory Viewer, please consult the Operating Manual.

16 Multi Monitoring & Control Software for Windows is available free from the Panasonic projector website and includes a 90-day free trial of Early Warning software. Some functions require software Version 3.2 or later. Some software functions may not be supported by this projector series. Purchase an optional license at PASS to continue using Early Warning software after the free 90-day trial period expires.

Specifications

Projector type LCD projector
LCD PANEL  
  Size 0.64 in (16.3 mm) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
  Display system Transparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)
  Drive method Active matrix
  Pixels 2,304,000 (1920 x 1200) pixels
Light source Laser diodes
Light output1, 2 4,000 lm
Time until light
output declines
to 50%3
20,000 hours (NORMAL/QUIET)/24,000 hours (ECO)
Resolution WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels)
Contrast ratio1 3,000,000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
(When [PICTURE MODE] is set to [DYNAMIC] and [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] is set to [1].)
Screen size (diagonal) 50–105 in (1.27–2.67 m), 16:10 aspect ratio
Center-to-corner
zone ratio1
85%
Lens Fixed zoom, manual focus lens, F = 1.8, f = 6.08 mm,
throw ratio: 0.43:1 (Projection distance: 2.40 ft [0.73 m] for 80-inch image)
Digital Zoom Extender4 Throw ratio: 0.43–0.54:15 (Corresponding value)
Keystone correction range Vertical: ±15° (Auto, Manual),
Horizontal: ±15° (Manual)
Installation Ceiling/floor, front/rear, free 360-degree installation
TERMINALS  
  HDMI 1/2 IN HDMI 19-pin x 2 (Compatible with HDCP 1.4, Deep Color, 4K/30p6 signal input), CEC supported7
  COMPUTER 1 IN D-sub 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR)
  COMPUTER 2 IN D-sub 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR)
  AUDIO 1/2 IN M3 stereo mini-jack x 2
  AUDIO OUT M3 stereo mini-jack x 1
  SERIAL IN D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for computer control (RS-232C compliant)
  LAN RJ-45 x 1 for network control, 10Base-T, 100Base-TX
  USB (VIEWER/
  WIRELESS/DC OUT)
USB connector (Type A) x 1 for Memory Viewer function, optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module, power supply (DC 5 V, maximum 2 A8)
Protocol versions IPv4
Power supply AC 100 V–240 V, 50/60 Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION9  
  Maximum power
  consumption
240 W
  On-mode power
  consumption
  (Light Power)
[NORMAL] 215 W (100–240 V), 205 W (200–240 V)
[ECO] 165 W (100–240 V), 160 W (200–240 V)
[QUIET] 160 W (100–240 V), 155 W (200–240 V)
Built-in speaker 10 W monaural
Cabinet materials Molded plastic
Filter10 Included (Estimated maintenance time: approx. 20,000 hours)
Operation noise1 35 dB (NORMAL/ECO), 24 dB (QUIET)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
13 3/4" x 5 7/16" x 14 9/16" (349 x 138 x 370 mm) with feet at shortest position
Weight with
supplied lens11
10.8 lb (4.9 kg)
Operating environment Operating temperature:  32–113 °F (0–45 °C)12, Operating humidity: 20–80% (no condensation)
Applicable software Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Projector Network Setup Software, Logo Transfer Software,
Presenter Light Software for Windows®13, Wireless Projector App for iOS/Android14
Control function
via LAN
PJLink™ [Class 2], Crestron Connected™, AMX Device Discovery
Warranty 3 years

Notes:

1 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

2 When [PICTURE MODE] is set to [DYNAMIC], [LIGHT POWER] is set to [NORMAL], [DAYLIGHT VIEW] is set to [OFF], and [AUTO POWER SAVE] is set to [OFF].

3 Around this time, light output will have decreased to approximately 50 % of its original level ([PICTURE MODE]: [DYNAMIC], [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] set to [2], temperature 30 °C [86 °F], elevation 700 m [2,297 ft] with 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter). Estimated time until light output declines to 50 % varies depending on environment.

4 Resolution decreases when using this function. V/H Keystone Correction and curved-screen correction are not available when using this function, and range of corner adjustment is limited.

5 When Digital Zoom Extender is set to 80 %.

6 4K signals are converted to the projector's resolution upon projection.

7 Depending on the connected CEC command-compatible device, the link control may not operate normally.

8 On standby, power supply is available with Quick Startup set to ON or Power Management set to Ready.

9 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. On-mode power consumption measured at 25 °C (77 °F) operating temperature at an altitude of 700 m (2,297 ft).

10 Filter cleaning cycle varies depending on environment. Filter can be washed and reused up to two times. Filter cleaning cycle: 20,000 hours (under dust conditions of 0.08 mg/m3), 10,000 hours (under dust conditions of 0.15 mg/m3).

11 Average value. May differ depending on the actual unit.

12 Light output is limited at operating temperatures higher than 30 °C (86 °F), and projectors cannot be operated at altitudes higher than 2,700 m (8,858 ft) above sea level. When optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module is attached, operating temperature range becomes 0–40 °C (32–104 °F).

13 When using Presenter Light Software, images are projected with 1280 x 800 dots or 1024 x 768 dots onto the screen. Also, your PC display resolution may be forcibly changed, and audio playback disrupted or become noisy, while images and sound are being transmitted.

14 When using the Wireless Projector app, display resolution differs depending on your iOS/Android™ device and the display device. The maximum supported display resolution is WXGA (1280 x 800).

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